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In This Together

Teachers' Experiences with Transnational, Telecollaborative Language Learning Projects


Edited By Melinda Ann Dooly Owenby and Robert O'Dowd

This book provides a nexus between research and practice through teachers’ narratives of their experiences with telecollaboration. The book begins with a chapter outlining the pedagogical and theoretical underpinnings of telecollaboration (also known as Virtual Exchange), followed by eight chapters that explain telecollaborative project design, materials and activities as well as frank discussions of obstacles met and resolved during the project implementation. The projects described in the volume serve as excellent examples for any teacher or education stakeholder interested in setting up their own telecollaborative exchange.

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Our sincerest gratitude to all the authors/teachers who have agreed to contribute to this book. Their innovative work and enthusiasm for teaching is an inspiration to us all.

In the spirit of making their experiences accessible to teachers around the world, we have decided to make this book free open access. This would not have been possible without funding by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry & Competitivity: Proyectos I+D del Programa Estatal de Fomento de la Investigación Científica y Técnica de Excelencia in the form of a grant for the KONECT project (Knowledge for Network-based Education, Cognition & Teaching). Grant number: EDU2013-43932-P); 2013–2017. ← 9 | 10 →